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J.C. Penney to shut 130 to 140 stores
Records published Feb. 24
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
Low turkey prices hurt Jennie-O profits
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Meeker Co., Minn., sheriff seeking information on portable meth lab
GROVE CITY -- The Meeker County Sheriff is seeking information from citizens about an apparent portable methamphetamine lab found Tuesday just east of Grove City. According to Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a deputy responded around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a suspicious package located...
October 24, 2012 - 10:17am
October 15, 2012
City Council candidates to participate in LWV forum Tuesday in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday for candidates for Willmar City Council. The public is invited to attend the forum, which will be at the Municipal Utilities Building in Willmar. The forum will also be televised on WRAC-8 and simulcast...
October 15, 2012 - 12:00am
October 13, 2012
Community-owned grocery on council agenda
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council will receive a presentation Monday night on the community-owned grocery being planned for the city. The presentation will be given by Mary Catherwood and Russ Bennett. The council will meet at 7 p.m. in the chambers at the Municipal Utilities Building,...
October 13, 2012 - 12:00am
October 12, 2012
Editorial: Willmar leadership hurts city
The dysfunction of the Willmar City Council and Mayor Frank Yanish is continuing and is a problem for this community. The West Central Tribune...
October 12, 2012 - 6:49am
October 3, 2012
From NY Life to Farmer's Wife blog: Take time to meet new people
October 3, 2012 - 8:48am
September 29, 2012
New school lunch offerings panned by students in one central Minn. district
GROVE CITY -- School has been in session only a couple weeks but the new federally required school lunch requirements already have been raising...
September 29, 2012 - 12:00am
September 24, 2012
Letter: Do not micromanage Willmar
I also applaud Doug Reese's comments and the Tribune's editorial on the concerns of the city's leadership and some recent decisions that cause me to write publicly. Voting down the organizational assessment was a big mistake. I have seen recently from a commissioner seat at the...
September 24, 2012 - 2:59pm
Mayor proposes changes for Willmar city budget in 2013
WILLMAR -- Mayor Frank Yanish is proposing to dedicate a $240,000 property tax increase to increased street improvements rather than to general operating expenses such as salaries and snowplowing in the 2013 city budget. In addition, Yanish is recommending the City Council begin...
September 24, 2012 - 12:00am
September 20, 2012
Letter: A critical time for Willmar
Kudos to council member Doug Reese for publicly voicing his frustrations over the Willmar City Council's actions. And kudos to the West Central Tribune for the editorial on Sept.
September 20, 2012 - 12:00am
September 19, 2012
Council sets Oct. 1 hearing on amended animal ordinance for city of Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council is proposing a revised animal ordinance that would prohibit the keeping of chickens in certain areas of the city and would regulate the keeping of pigeons and rabbits. The proposed ordinance would replace an existing section of municipal code with...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
September 18, 2012
Council OKs steps to retire Willmar, Minn., local sales tax
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council is beginning the process of terminating and repealing the city's half-percent local option sales tax. The council voted Monday night to notify the Minnesota Department of Revenue that the seven-year tax will be terminated on Dec. 31. Further,...
September 18, 2012 - 12:00am
September 17, 2012
Letter: Well said, Mr. Reese
Thank you, Councilman Reese. Well said. Ken Warner President Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
September 17, 2012 - 12:00am
September 15, 2012
Editorial: Our City Council needs to be fixed
The time has come for the Willmar City Council to start acting appropriately and demonstrate the necessary leadership for the betterment of this community and in accordance with its regional center status. This responsibility lies primarily with Willmar City Council members and...
September 15, 2012 - 9:07am
September 11, 2012
Clara City, Minn., man sustains minor injury in motorcycle crash
CLARA CITY -- A 47-year-old Clara City man sustained a minor injury when the motorcycle he was driving rolled Monday afternoon along State Highway 7 east of Clara City. According to the State Patrol, Darrel R. Schoep was westbound on Highway 7 about two miles east of Clara City when...
September 11, 2012 - 1:04pm
August 24, 2012
Mamasota blog: A chicken fight
August 24, 2012 - 8:45am